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Robert Sternberg

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Robert J. Sternberg (born December 8, 1949)[1] is an American psychologist and psychometrician. He is a Professor of Human Development at Cornell University.[2]

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Robert J. Sternberg
Robert J. Sternberg in 2011
Robert J. Sternberg in 2011
Born (1949-12-08) December 8, 1949 (age 73)
Alma materYale University
Stanford University
Known forTriarchic theory of intelligence
Triangular theory of love
The Three-Process View
AwardsJames McKeen Cattell Fellow Award (1999)
E. L. Thorndike Award (2003)
Scientific career
FieldsCognitive psychology
InstitutionsOklahoma State University, Yale University, Tufts University, University of Wyoming, Cornell University
Doctoral advisorGordon Bower

Sternberg has a BA from Yale University and a PhD from Stanford University, under advisor Gordon Bower. He holds thirteen honorary doctorates from two North American, one South American, one Asian, and nine European universities, and additionally holds an honorary professorship at the University of Heidelberg, in Germany. He is a Distinguished Associate of the Psychometrics Centre at the University of Cambridge.

Among his major contributions to psychology, the most notable are the triarchic theory of intelligence and several influential theories related to creativity, wisdom, thinking styles, love, hate, and leadership. A Review of General Psychology survey, published in 2002, ranked Sternberg as the 60th most cited psychologist of the 20th century.[3]